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Bahrain FinTech event to offer Blockchain training

MANAMA, November 18, 2018

Bahrain FinTech Bay’s upcoming global blockchain conference BlockOn 2018 - Redefining Finance will train C-level executives, innovation leaders and developers in Blockchain theory and its practical application.

The event is taking place on November 22 at the Wyndham Grand, Bahrain Bay under the patronage of Khalid Al-Rumaihi, chief executive, Economic Development Board (EDB) and chairman of the Executive Board of Bahrain FinTech Bay.

The one day conference, which is expected to attract more than 300 global Blockchain innovators and professionals including a diverse group of regulators, entrepreneurs, investors and financial industry executives, aims to explore the rising opportunities and challenges presented by the industry with a heavy focus on training and development.

In addition to a series of panels, keynotes, fireside chats and roundtables addressing the impact of Blockchain on finance and other industries, BlockOn will feature learning opportunities for participants through a dedicated Business Track and Technical Track, which are now open for registration. Participants can sign on for workshops in one or both tracks to maximise the learning experience.

The Business Track is geared towards helping executives and innovation leaders gain sufficient knowledge and better understand what all the buzz around Blockchain is about. Participants will get a firm grasp on the core features of Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies and a look under the hood to understand how they work.

Theory to be presented will cover: Basic Technical Blockchain Concepts (private keys and addresses, hashing, merkle trees, transactions, UTXO/state, mining and forks, Consensus Mechanisms (PoW, PoS, dPoS, BFT, PBFT) and Smart Contracts and their uses for business.

The Technical Track targets developers giving them first-hand experience in building a smart contract for financial services. Attendees can expect to walk out of the training having been immersed in Blockchain programming. Participants will learn how smart contracts and tokens are used to create digital assets such as bonds, credits, shares. The organiser encourages developers to also attend the theory session to first build a solid theoretical understanding to enhance the development process.

Khalid Saad, CEO of Bahrain FinTech Bay, said: “We’re excited to offer participants the chance to gain deeper insights and practical knowledge of Blockchain, how it works and how to develop smart contracts for financial services.

“Blockchain is revolutionising how business is and can be conducted around the world and across every sector and BlockOn aims to ensure that C-level executives, innovation leaders and developers understand and can effectively apply their knowledge in order to drive innovation in their organisations and harness the power of Blockchain either now or in the future as it continues to grow and transform the way business is transacted.”

BlockOn is backed by strategic partner - EDB, corporate partners - Roland Berger and GBM, supporting partners - Cambridge Blockchain, Careem, Pikcio and Rain, and knowledge partners - GetSmarter and Blockchain Academy Global. – TradeArabia News Service

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